NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems

2005 Mercury Sable (Page 2 of 2)


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,276 miles

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2005 Mercury Sable Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #10

Oct 052012


  • 67,340 miles


Car suddenly accelerated. I traveling under 30 mph car began accelerating on it's own! I braked and RPM's continued rev-ving at 3000. Put car in neutral- did not stop rev ving. Placed in park- same thing. Turned it off- same thing when the light turned green I put the car in drive and it peeled away. At that time I tapped the gas and the problem corrected itself. This was the third incident of sudden acceleration. First time in June of 2012- my mechanic cleaned the throttle. However, this time I took it to a Ford dealership and the culprit was a broken cruise control cable. Ford/Mercury needs to warn consumers to get the cruise control cables checked! can provide documentation from the dealership if needed.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 032012

Sable 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
When you accelerate from a stop to get up to the speed limit or flow of traffic when you remove or ease up your foot from the gas pedal the RPM's shoot up to 3500/4000 RPM and the pedal continues to depress, increasing the vehicle speed. Pressing the brake will slow the vehicle, but the engine continues to rev-up. You must kick the gas pedal two or three times to get it to disengage.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #8

Nov 172010

Sable 6-cyl

  • 73,500 miles
Throttle was randomly sticking upon acceleration; problem became progressively worse and was reproducible at times. On one occasion car was stopped via brake and shifted into park while engine continued to run at 4,000 RPM. Brought car to dealer on 12/02/2010; problem was diagnosed and described as "cruise control cable holding throttle open." Dealer replaced part with part no. Yf1Z-9A825-ca. (problem was reproducible without any use of cruise control system.) no problems with throttle sticking occurred until approximately 5/20/2012 ( 95,600 mileage) when same behavior began to recur at freeway speeds though without the cruise control being used.

- Brighton, MI, USA

problem #7

Jul 112011

Sable 6-cyl

  • miles


The car is in drive and as you're driving along the car begins to accelerate on its own. When the brakes are applied the car is still pulling forward as if the gas is being applied. When the brake is released the car lunges forward on its own. I'm extremely angry that this problem has not been recalled when a car accelerates on its own and cars have been recalled for less. Regardless of the age of the car do something to fix our cars!!!! fix the problem and put it on your recall list.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #6

Dec 052011


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal would become stuck sporadically and would cause the vehicle to accelerate abnormally. The contact believed the failure was caused by the cruise control because the failure would only occur when the cruise control cable was disconnected. When the failure would occur, the contact would shift into neutral to stop the failure. The vehicle had not been inspected. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 89,000.

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #5

Mar 012012


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal would become stuck and the vehicle would lunge forward abnormally, causing the vehicle to drive uncontrollably on the highway. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the throttle body. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and the current mileage was 30,000.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #4

Mar 142012

Sable 6-cyl

  • 91,100 miles


The cruise control cable went loose from the throttle and my can accelerated without my pushing on the gas pedal. It was very dangerous to drive.

- Joplin, MO, USA

problem #3

Sep 142011


  • 145,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that while driving above 60 mph, the vehicle would unexpectedly accelerate without warning. The contact had to apply extreme pressure to the brake pedal to stop the vehicle. The vehicle would then have to be shut off in order to stop the vehicle from accelerating. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer was not notified. The failure mileage was 145,000 and the current mileage was 147,585.

- Hope Well , VA, USA

problem #2

May 042006


  • 19,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Sable. While traveling 40 mph, the contact noticed that the throttle had become stuck causing the vehicle to accelerate abnormally. In order to stop the failure, the contact had to depress the accelerator pedal vigorously 3-4 times. The vehicle was not diagnosed and no repairs were performed. The current mileage was 140,000 and the failure mileage was 19,000.

- Leboman, MO, USA

problem #1

May 302011

Sable 6-cyl

  • 85 miles
Entered interstate 81, accelerated to 65 miles per hour and set cruise control, drove for several minutes when for no apparent reason the car accelerated to app. 85 miles per hour at which time the cruise control ceased to work. I would like to know if there were any other reports of this happening.

- Harrisonville, PA, USA

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